Representing Burn Injury Victims in Miami, Florida
Burn injuries are notoriously painful. Even a seemingly minor burn can cause immense distress for the victim. With more severe burn injuries, the consequences can truly be devastating, potentially requiring multiple medical operations. Serious burn injuries remain far too common in the United States. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans require professional medical attention for burn injuries each year.
When a burn is caused by the negligence of another party, the victims deserve full and fair financial compensation for their losses. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our legal team is committed to seeking justice for Florida burn injury victims. We understand these cases and we know how to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damage that they have caused. If you or a family member has suffered a serious burn injury in South Florida, please contact our experienced Miami burn injury attorneys today for immediate assistance with your claim.
We Handle All Types of Burn Injury Cases
Burn injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways. Regardless of the underlying cause of your burn, you have a legal right to hold the party whose negligence caused the injuries liable for your damages. To do this, you should always work with an attorney who has experience handling cases that are similar to yours. Our South Florida burn injury attorneys handle all types of burn injury claims, including those caused by:
- Direct contact with an open flame;
- Scalding by hot liquid, usually involving spills;
- Contact with hot objects (thermal burns);
- Contact with dangerous, corrosive chemicals;
- Smoke and smoke inhalation; and
- Defective products.
How to Prove Liability in Florida Burn Injury Claim
All Florida personal injury cases, including burn injury claims, are governed by the state’s comparative fault standard. This rule can be found under Chapter 768.81 of the Florida state statutes. Under this law, victims can hold a party responsible for their burn injury only if they can prove that the defendant’s negligence, in some manner, contributed to their accident.
What is Negligence?
In simplified terms, negligence is defined as the failure to take due care within the context of a given set of circumstances. Put another way, if a defendant did something unsafe or careless, and you suffered a burn injury as a direct result, you can hold that party liable for your losses. To prove negligence in Florida, your Miami burn injury lawyer will need to prove each of the four required legal elements. More specifically, your lawyer must prove:
- The extent of the duty of care that was owed to you by the defendant;
- That the defendant’s actions or inactions constituted a breach of that duty;
- That there was causation between the breach of duty and your burn injury; and
- That you sustained real damages as a result of your burn.
Liability Can Be Split Between Multiple Parties
In some burn injury cases, two or more parties may share financial responsibility for a victim’s damages. Indeed, in some cases, the victim may even be held partially at fault for their own burn injury. This is possible because Florida is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. As such, liability is always divided in direct proportion to each party’s percentage of fault for an accident. Sadly, the big insurance companies often try to push some amount of the blame onto burn injury victims. They do this to lessen their own financial liability. Please do not let this happen to you: Work with an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer who can protect you from an unjust share of the fault.
Miami Burn Injury Victim Deserve Fair Compensation
Once you have established legal liability, a burn injury case moves to damages. Under Florida law, burn victims are entitled to compensation that is equivalent in value to the value of their losses. This includes both direct monetary losses, as well as any intangible losses. However, unfortunately, for many reasons, full compensation can often be difficult to obtain. Burn injury cases are complex. To maximize recovery, victims need to know how to deal with the big insurance companies and how to properly document their damages. Our experienced Miami burn injury lawyers can help. We will help you seek financial relief for:
- Ambulance costs;
- Emergency room fees;
- Surgery costs;
- Other medical bills;
- Physical therapy costs;
- Long-term disability;
- Lost income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Burn-related disfigurement; and
- Any temporary or permanent scarring.
You Can Always Afford Our Top-Rated Burn Injury Lawyers
Many Florida burn injury victims worry that they will not be able to afford a good lawyer. This is an understandable concern. After all, popular culture paints lawyers as highly expensive. Yet, the truth is quite the opposite. With our firm, there are no out-of-pocket costs or upfront fees for our clients. Further, if we do not help you recover financial compensation, then we do not get paid at all. This is because we take all burn injury claims on a contingency fee basis. Our legal fees come directly out of your settlement offer or court judgment. We only get paid when we recover money for you.
Contact Our Team Today
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our South Florida personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling burn injury claims. If you or a loved one was severely burned in an accident, please contact us today to request your free initial legal consultation. We have offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and we serve burn victims throughout the region, including in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.
Our Lawyers are Trial-Tested
While the majority of personal injury claims reach out of court settlements, some cases do go to trial. Our personal injury lawyers are renowned for our trial skills. We have connections with the experts need to investigate and build your case. No matter the facts, we are ready to take your claim as far as it needs to go to get you the full financial recovery you deserve.
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